Sean is an Information Security Professional with 16+ years in information security and 28+ years in information technology in the utility and telecom industries, state and local government, and private sector. In his current role as the Cybersecurity Operations Center (CyOC) manager, Sean brings to bear his extensive experience overseeing information security efforts designed to protect the systems, networks and data resources of the state and its citizens. Created in 2019, the CyOC is a forward-leaning approach to the state's 'whole-of-government' cybersecurity strategy. It reflects a proactive approach to protecting, defending and responding to cybersecurity threats including public/private partnerships and the initial phases of a first-in-the-nation, multi-state approach to cyber defense and response. Sean holds a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification as well as a Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification.